Episode 188: How To Raise Capital From Individuals (And Stay Out Of Prison), with Jillian Sidoti, Esq.

Learn How To Raise Money For All Your Business Needs.

In her conversation with Roland Today, Jill Sidoti talks about how she helps entrepreneurs figure out how to raise capital legally. If you need to raise money for your business, then this episode will be a great start to help you understand which direction you need to head in, so that you can stay legal, stay out of prison, and get the money you need.

“I think it’s really important that we allow mom and pop investors, to invest in new entrepreneurial endeavors so that they’re not just available for the venture capital angel investors. But there has to be proper disclosure to those investors. Those investors have to be treated properly within the law”. Jill Sidoti

Jillian Sidoti is an attorney, speaker, entrepreneur, mama, and former college professor. Forever focused on finding the best and least challenging path for entrepreneurs to find funding for their deals. Jillian has written equity and debt offerings for all kinds of industries, including real estate, biotech, film, software, alcoholic beverage, cannabis, and green tech. She also has a book which you can get here.

“You can pay me like a little now, or you can pay me a lot later, to help you get out of trouble with the S.E.C. And there’s no guarantee I’m going to be able to get you out of trouble”. Jill Sidoti.

Listen Today For,

  • What is ‘Regulation A’?

Regulation A is one of the new crowdfunding laws that allow companies to raise up to $50 million, and raise money from anybody”.

  • Why you want to go after people in your current network before you go out anywhere else.

The money we know is that is way better than money the money we don’t know”. Jill Sidoni.

  • The difference between Regulation A and Regulation D, and how that affects you if you’re trying to raise money from private investors.
  • Why a company might work under Regulation A when it costs more money and takes more time.

Normally, if somebody comes to me and says, Hey, I want to do a Regulation A offering, then I kind of put them through the wringer first to see if they a critical mass in some way, shape or form. Or do you have something so novel that you marketing the opportunity it’s definitely going get your money through the door.”

• Why you need the Marketing element and the legal element to raise money.

If you have the legal element, that’s great, but it doesn’t do any good if you don’t have the marketing element. And if you have the marketing element but you don’t have the legal element. I mean, you risk going to prison”. Jill Sidoti


• Resources for you to learn more.

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